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(A narrow block of Ellsworth Street, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Tuesday Trash & Recycling Pick-Up Suspended In Philadelphia Because Of Snow

Tuesday trash and recycling collections have been suspended.

02/17/2014

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Camden County Holding ‘E-waste’ Collection Day This Saturday

Camden County officials are letting residents know that “e-waste” can no longer be put out curbside for pickup on trash collection day.

02/11/2014

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Music From Trash

In a poor South American community, children who play instruments made from trash in the local landfill are playing in international concerts, instead of in the streets.

01/29/2014

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Christmas “Treecycling” Offered This Weekend

It’s where you take your old Christmas tree and reduce it to woodchips for use in local parks

01/02/2014

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Farm Visit Teaches Young Students Real Life Lessons

Elementary school students visiting a farm near Washington, DC saw greater value in the lessons they’d learned in the classroom.

12/31/2013

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Philadelphia’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Jan. 6

Philadelphia residents can start dropping off their Christmas trees for recycling on Monday, January 6th.

12/30/2013

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NJ Residents Reminded To Recycle Old Electronic Devices

With the holidays comes the gifting of new gadgets to replace old or outdated models, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEPT) is reiterating that certain devices must be taken to designated recycling points as mandated by law.

12/30/2013

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Reusing Plastic, It’s Fantastic

Discover ways to reuse plastic items around your home that may also save you money and teach your children how to be resourceful.

12/23/2013

(Cornell Rhodes has been a shucker at the Oyster House for 17 years.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Center City Restaurant Sends Its Oyster Shells Back To Nature

Instead of throwing the shells in the trash, they are placed in bins and picked up by a nonprofit, New Jersey-based environmental group, the BaySave Foundation.

12/20/2013

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Philadelphia’s Snow-fighting Efforts Remain In Full Gear

The Philadelphia Streets Department says that it is continuing its snow-fighting efforts into the afternoon.

12/10/2013

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Recycling Programs In Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s recycling program not only helps to keep the city and environment clean, it allows residents to earn rewards when they recycle.

12/02/2013

(Bennett, no last name given, volunteers for the Phillies' "Red Goes Green" recycling program.  Credit: Justin Udo)

Homeless Men Volunteer For Recycling Stewardship at Citizens Bank Park

Participants walk up and down the aisles between innings, collecting recyclable materials from fans who might otherwise throw them in the trash.

08/08/2013

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Author Explains How To Cut Plastic Out Of Your Life

There was a time when “plastic” was the stuff of the future; remember the famous quote in the movie The Graduate? But one woman is turning back the clock.

05/18/2013

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Christmas Tree Recycling Begins In Philadelphia Today

The trees, dropped off at specific locations, are put to use by the Department of Parks and Recreation for composting or shredded for mulch.

01/07/2013

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Like Reusable Shopping Bags, Starbucks Offers a Reusable Coffee Cup

“I think it’s a great idea,” said one man. “I wish I came to Starbucks more often. But yeah, for a dollar.”

01/03/2013

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